The article describes the methods, which are employed in order to ensure high performance, safety and quality of ABS and ASR. System behaviour is evaluated and optimized by computer simulation. Moreover, a real-time simulator has been developed by which the consequences of hardware defects can be investigated systematically, Despite the increasing use of simulation the testing of vehicles remains the most important tool for system evaluation. For that purpose, a digital data acquisition system has been developed and objective evaluation criteria have been established. In order to achieve high product quality the Failure Mode and Effect Analysis (FMEA) is carried out at an early phase of development. Another prerequisite for high product quality is thorough durability and endurance testing before release of production.